ASUS RT-N56U router Linux create mount point issue

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On my RT-N56U router I'm trying to create a ext3 partition on an attached usb drive to store my media center data. The problem is I am unable to create to a mount point after creating the partition. When I run this command: mkdir /media/AiDisk_a1, it says it can't do it because file system is read only. This is probably because it's the in memory router OS. How can I mount my ext3 partition to /media/AiDisk_a1?

Also, is there a way in Linux to create a mount point without having write access to the main OS volume?

Best Answer

Don't try and create /media/AiDisk_a1 directory it won't work. Just build the ext3 partition and reconnect the drive and it will auto-mount it.